Our Team

Meet the SCRA Team

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Working at SCRA


Bob Quinn, Executive Director
Teresa Hinson, Corporate Governance Manager

Bob leads an organization that fuels South Carolina’s innovation economy by accelerating technology-enabled growth in research, academia, entrepreneurship, and industry. Prior to joining SCRA, Bob worked in various executive roles for 26 years with Battelle Memorial Institute and affiliated companies. He most recently was the Managing Director of Battelle’s subsidiary, 360ip, an international investment, fund management, and commercialization company headquartered in Singapore and with offices throughout Asia. Previous assignments included Vice President of Technology Commercialization and Vice President of Environmental Science and Technology at Battelle as well as Director of Technology Commercialization at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

His current Board participation includes Central SC Alliance, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, SCBIO, SC Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), SC Economics, and South Carolina Research Foundation.

Bob holds a BA (Phi Beta Kappa) from Rutgers University and an MA (Exxon Graduate Fellow) from George Washington University. He also completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford, School of Business. He is a Certified Licensing Professional.

Finance & Administration

Laura Terry, Director, Finance and Administration
Patti Mack, Controller
Sheila Riley, Manager of Administration
Quiana Green, Assistant Controller
Lynette Harris, Senior Accounting Specialist
Andy Olsen, Business Development Representative

Human Resources

Yolanda Lewis, Director, Human Resources

Marketing & Communications

Adrianne Grimes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Kelsie Davis, Communications Manager

SC Academic Innovations

Russell Cook, SC Academic Innovations Director
Kella Player Hanna, Program Manager
Jeannine Briggman Rogers, Program Manager
Desiree Sampson, SC Academic Innovations Business Operations Manager

SC Facilities

Randy Cutts, Director, SC Facilities
Roger Barnhill, Senior Facilities Administrator, Summerville
Charity Ferreira, Senior Facilities Administrator, Charleston
Mark Seagraves, Senior Facilities Administrator, Summerville
Ashley Dandridge, Facilities Administrator, Summerville
Lynette Hodges, Senior Facilities Administrator, Columbia

SC Industry Solutions

Cole Dudley, Director, SC Industry Solutions
Catherine Hayes, Industry Manager

SC Launch

Matt Bell, SC Launch Director
Austin Saggus, SC Launch Business Operations Manager
Steve Johnson, Senior Investment Manager
Lee MacIlwinen, Senior Investment Manager
Derek Willis, Senior Investment Manager
Will Cruz, Investment Portfolio Manager
Daniel Gambrell, Investment Associate
Cathy Seraphin, Investment Associate


Nadim Aziz, Director of SC EPSCoR
April Heyward, Program Manager
Megan Souter, Finance Manager
Steve Ramirez, Communications Specialist

SCRA is a public, non-profit corporation chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina.